Tuesday, July 12, 2011

In a Crafting Frenzy

Wow, I just cannot believe that it is almost mid-July! We've had our monsoon days for a week and a half with a bit of rain as well as wonderful thunder. For those who have been with me, you just know I love, love, love the thunder here in southern Utah! It just rolls and rolls off the canyon walls. It's unlike any thunder I've ever heard. So, we're drying out now. Hopefully, we'll have another visit from Mother Nature's summer monsoon!

Some of you have asked me about the little embossed stamp that I used on my Father's Day card. Here it is:

These came in a little set of four small embossing folders and one metal die. It's available at HAPPY SCRAPPIN' SCRAPBOOKINGYou can find it HERE. The owner, Sharon is a very close friend. She ships the day after you place the order. You won't be disappointed!

My DH hates cole slaw. He'd rather eat spinach than cole slaw. Well, I found a copycat recipe for KFC's cole slaw (which I love). I gave it a go and voila! My DH now loves cole slaw! The recipe is a "no brainer." You can Google it and see the entries which are all the same (Look for copycat recipes). If ever you don't have buttermilk in your fridge, just add some vinegar to the milk and wait about 10 minutes. It'll work perfectly! If you want the recipe without searching for it, e-mail me. I'll be happy to send you a copy!

I've been making some cards. The one I'm going to share tonight took me about four days to do. Why does it take me so long? Ugh! I hope you like it. I'm going to put it into my Etsy store and see if anyone else likes it enough to purchase it. I'll add a specific initial to Edwin's shirt! I love how it turned out. What do you think?

DH wanted a teeny tiny star by Edwin's eye, so, if you look closely, you'll see it on the side of his right eye (as you are looking at it). The circle is elevated on pop dots, and Edwin is also elevated. His shirt awaits a nice white alpha!

This is the interior top:

Here is the interior bottom:

The little ticket at the bottom is removable for later use. LOL I stamped it with midnight blue ink.

I think my DH would love a card like this for him, too. I could tell by his ahhhs and ohhhhs. He's such a wonderful support! I love him to death!

Thank you for stopping by. I so appreciate your taking the time to visit and hope that you will come back again to see what's new.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

1. Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog (ends July 25) - Photo challenge

2. Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog #63 (ends July 16) - Red, White, and Blue

3. Order of the Opus Gluei #108 (ends 6/17) - Red, White, ?

4. If the Shoe Fits, Scrap It! #85 (ends 6/14) - Red, White, & Blue

5. Send a Smile for Kids (ends 6/15) - Red, White, and Blue

6. Our Daily Bread Designs #67 (ends 6/15) - Red, White, and Blue

7. Paper Creations Ink #4 (ends 6/17) - Red, White, and Blue

8. Pattie's Creations Design Challenge#25 (ends 6/14) - Red, White, and Blue


Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Chris.

Hugs Riet.xx

paola said...

Great work, i love the background paper used behind Edwin and that sentiment that goes round your image is perfect, is it computer generated? All the fab details bring it all together in perfect harmony, sterling work

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a darling card!! I just love the inside of it and your design!! Gorgeous work!! Thanks for joining ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!

Rosemary said...

Great post and I have a request - please send some of that rain out to Maryland. We're having such a rainless, humid summer and a little or a lot of rain would be nice (I know my tomatoes would enjoy it).

Glad you found a good recipe that DH likes, although if he will eat spinach that is pretty awesome itself!

Now, about your card (I tend to ramble) it is SUPER (and I like puns)! Of course it took time, it has a lot of cool stuff on it and you probably got distracted as we do with well...everything that goes on in life. Love the colors (perfect for our OG challenge), the little touches that make it special and all the care and time you put into it. SUPER(B)!

Thank you for participating and sharing it with us at Opus Gluei, I hope you return for more challenges with us!

happyglitzygirl said...

Awwh, this is just too cute. Great colouring, perfect for our challenge at SAS4kids. Good luck, blessings Hilde

Karen Hasheck said...

Very fun card for a special boy! Thanks for joining us at Send a Smile 4 Kids!

Debby said...

Your card is so sweet, any boy would love this! Thank you so much for joining us at SAS4KIDS. Hugs and Good Luck.

Christine said...

Chris, this is fantastic! No wonder it took days, your attention to detail is amazing. Your hubby sounds wonderful, mine never has much to say about my cards for feedback lol...

It takes me days too. The only way I can put out several cards in a week is if I've had a few weeks before with nothing posted, where I've been off colouring etc. so that part of the work is done. I don't know how some people post cards daily!

Miranda said...

gorgeous card Chris, lovely on outside and inside
thanks for joining the PCI challenge this week

Monique said...

That is such a beautifull card Chris. And i love that sentiment.

Hugs Monique

NGCARDS said...

Chris this is a wonderful card hun :) xxx

Deena said...

this super hero is super cute...love the card and the flowers and the red white and blue theme...thanks for playing with opus gluei this week!

Pattie G said...

This is sooo cute! I love your coloring and all of your embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
Pattie ♥

Sandra DeFalco said...

Hey Chris, WTG!
Congrats on your win of 3 images in Challenge #25 from Pattie's Creations! Make sure you stop in to email Pattie with your image choices within 7 DAYS.
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

cheryl said...

oh this is one ,gorgeous card just love the detail on this,bless you for playing at creative inspirations this week hugs cheryl xxxx

Sara a.k.a. Eternal Princess Ryan said...

Chris... I love your card! Beautiful job on the coloring! Thank You for joining us at Paper Creations Ink! Have a wonderful weekend! Happy Creating! Sara

Arts by Sara said...

Wonderful Card... I love the goodies that you added! I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Thank You for joining us at Paper Creations Ink! Happy Creating! Sara

If The Shoe Fits... Scrap it! said...

Congratulations! Your card was named one of the Top 3 for FF#85!

Unknown said...

Wow Chris this is super adorable!!!! Not to metion gorgeous colors!!!! Wow you daid a fabulous job inside and out!!!!!

Unknown said...

I had not seen this one before must have been in cyberspace!!!!!Again fabulous!!!!

Sharon Caudle said...

OMG! This card is spectacular, girlfriend!!! He is so dang cute and you've colored him brilliantly! Love the papers and your detailing is fantastic!! I love it!!
hugs, Sharon

Suzi Mac said...

Wow! Chris, this is a fantastic card, love the papers, your colouring, design. It's just perfect. Love it to bits.
Suzi x

Barb Hardeman said...

Oh, Chris!!! This card is out of this world stunning!! Well worth the wait...beautiful coloring, fantastic sketch and your embellies are to die for!!! Love it, love it, love it!

Rene said...

Chris this is AWESOME!!!! It brought a great big smile to my face!
Rene :D

Louise said...

Gorgeous!!! I love this card, Edwin is so adorable and great coloring

Card Crazy said...

He's adorable. The colors are perfect and this is just the card for a little boy. I have to look into those mini folders, nice touch to any card.
Sue S.
I envy you your Utah thunderstorms. I love thunder and lightning and we just never get the 'real' thing here in SoCal where I live now :(

Christina C. said...

Wow, what an awesome card with this new Superman Edwin!!!!! Perfect card for a very lucky little boy! Gorgeous coloring and your attention to detail is totally amazing. Superb!

Pat said...

Love, Love, Love your card Chris. The background paper is awesome as well as the flowers. Your coloring is wonderful, everything just went together perfectly. Thank you for joining us at PCI's challege!

Only By His Grace said...

Super job on super hero Chris.
Lovely coloring and design. the inside of the card is lovely too.
Hugs Maz

Anonymous said...

Just Gorgeous, Edwin looks ready for anything in his new suit! Great job
Hugs Julie P

Jackie Thomas said...

This card is awesome Chris. You've done an amazing job inside and out.
Hugs Jackie

Chris said...

Very cute card.

cabio's craft corner said...

He looks so cute & cheerful. Very adorable card. I colored this Edwin too, but just don't get a chance to do a card using him yet :o)

Lisa (mldesignworks) said...

Edwin is so adorable! You've done a beautiful job! Lisa

Anonymous said...

Super cute, great idea!!!

Dena said...

How precious is this!??? Love the gingham red and blue paper and the wording is perfect! CUTE!!!!
Hugs, Dena

Rosie said...

Oh my goodness, I absolutely LOVE this card!! You did an amazing job with superhero Edwin....he's adorable! Your hubby and I are the same....the only coleslaw I like is KFC, haha. Hugs, Rosie

Electra said...

That heart is amazing! And I love how you've coloured your superhero! Thanks for joining us at OG this week!

cathylynn said...

Great card Chris!!! Gee Edwin could be anyone's SUPER HERO and you colored him to perfection! Marvelous details too!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Anonymous said...

beautiful card love it Thanks for Joining us at Paper Creations Ink

Eve said...

wow, this is FUN!! :-) definitely luv the design of the card, inside & out, and of course, this EDWIN!! Very creative! :-)